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This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments

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By Betty Crafter Hello friends!  It’s your old pal Betty Crafter!  I’m back to share with you a recent vintage crafty project in my favorite mediums – felt and Kitschmas!    You may remember my post last year about some totally adorbs felt mice ornaments from a vintage copy of…

Getting Your Vintage Craft On – Some Free Online Resources

Getting Your Vintage Craft On – Some Free Online Resources

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By Andrea I love shopping for vintage patterns and crafting magazines to add to my collection – but I also love freebies as well! It’s fantastic how the Internet has made sharing crafting resources so easy, and I’ve got some of my faves to share with you. First off, FreeVintageKnitting.com…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing Caddy Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Sewing Caddy Edition

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By Betty Crafter Hello fellow vintage crafty lovers! This week I have another installment for our folksy, sweet, 1960s felt sewing caddy. Last time we gathered all the supplies we need, and this time we’ll draw out the pattern. The first step is to draw 1 inch by 1 inch…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sewing Caddy Craft-along Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Sewing Caddy Craft-along Edition

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By Betty Crafter I think this little sewing caddy is darn cute. So darn cute, in fact, that I am going to make it, right here with all my friends at No Pattern Required, bit by bit so you can follow along and make one too if you so desire!…

DIY Tutorial – Make Mid-Century Inspired Starburst Christmas Decorations!

DIY Tutorial – Make Mid-Century Inspired Starburst Christmas Decorations!

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By RetroRuth Finally! I finished my folded star Christmas decorations! And now, I am ready to share them with you. Whew! These are super-fun to make once you get the hang of folding everything. As I mentioned before, this idea originally came from a 1958 Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.…

Retro Ruffled Apron – A Tuesday Tutorial – Part 1

Retro Ruffled Apron – A Tuesday Tutorial – Part 1

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By Andrea I don’t know about the rest of you readers out there, but I really have grown to love aprons.  I wear a lot of black, and I bake a lot – which used to end in a flour-y mess for my poor outfit a lot of the time. …

Small Ideas For Vintage Fabric

Small Ideas For Vintage Fabric

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Or Andrea’s Fun-Filled Mini-Projects! By Andrea I am a total sucker for vintage fabric. I have a hard time passing it up when I come across it. However, as nice as it would be to find yards and yards of vintage fabric, the fact is that often, the pieces of…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – FREE Felt Pumpkin Pincushion Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – FREE Felt Pumpkin Pincushion Pattern

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By RetroRuth I hope everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit out there!!  I know I am.  Much to Tom’s chagrin, I broke out our box of cheesy plastic Halloween decorations and spread them around our house, putting them in obvious places that he can’t miss. Ha ha!  We all…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – FREE Half-Moon Cape Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – FREE Half-Moon Cape Pattern

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By RetroRuth Alas! The fabric for our apron that I mentioned last week was a poor choice.  So, we are choosing other fabric and starting over!  So, no apron to see today, folks. But hold on to hope for the future. Instead, check out this Half-Moon Cape! It is the…

Vintage Crafty – Free Checkerboard Hot Pad Crochet Pattern

Vintage Crafty – Free Checkerboard Hot Pad Crochet Pattern

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By RetroRuth Welcome to this week’s free pattern, oh Crafty One. I have a cute vintage checkerboard potholder pattern for you to crochet. I think this is an especially cute vintage look, so get your crochet hooks ready! …

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